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A young me

Happy 82nd birthday soprano Mirella Freni

Born on this day in 1846 composer Joaquín Valverde.

Born on this day in 1848 composer Hubert Parry.

Born on this day in 1892 contralto Maartje Offers.

Born on this day in 1888 soprano Lotte Lehmann.

Born on this day in 1899 contralto Marian Anderson.

Born on this day in 1928 bass Arne Tyrén.

Happy 82nd birthday tenor Alberto Remedios.

Happy 79th birthday soprano Margaret Curphey.

  • Donna Annina

    Anyone in the vicinity of Indiana University should not miss the production of Peter Grimes. which opened this past weekend.. It was a powerful production staged by Chris Alexander, conducted by Arthur Fagen, a superb chorus and a brilliant Peter Grimes, sung by 25-year-old tenor Richard Smagur. He’s a semi-finalist in the Met auditions and I wouldn’t be surprised to see his name on the winner’s list. I couldn’t believe this young man’s performance: he has the heft, the lyricism and the requisite verge of madness. Plus he’s 6’5″ which doesn’t hurt, either. He’s in the cast for this Friday’s performance and I hear the Saturday night cast is equally fine. One of the best performances of this opera I’ve ever seen.

  • rhinestonecowgirl

    Sadly Alberto Remedios passed away last June.

    • Prunier

      Remedios and Margaret Curphey played the Walsung twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, in the Reginald Goodall Ring at the ENO in the 70s. Interesting to see that they had the same birthday!